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International Hearing Dog, Inc's missionĀ is to empower individuals who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing by purposefully training specially selected dogs to alert to sounds, carefully matching these dogs with handlers who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing; and supporting the paired teams throughout the lifetime of the match.


Last week, IHDI trainers were able to attend the 2022 Assistance Dogs International Conference - Moving Forward Together, virtually! Favorite topics from the conference included the Humane Hierarchy and the Puppy Socialization Best Practices. IHDI trainers look forward to integrating the knowledge gained within our program's best practices. Thank you for this continued education opportunity, ADI!

Teamwork is at the core of the Hearing Dog program, from our staff, the trainers, community, volunteers and Hearing Dog teams! Check out various way IHDI brings teamwork to like in the August issue of the Hearing Dog Herald.

September marks the observance of both National Service Dog and Deaf Awareness Month! The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network has produced a Service Animal Resource Hub, which provides information and clarity on the often complex topic of service animals. This is a great resource whether you're new to service animals and need an introduction, or whether you're an expert looking to refresh your knowledge.